1. Open hinged lifter so that the arrow points to the upper right Arrow and printing are on the plastic cover.
2. With the thumb and forefinger, peel off the transparent cover, starting at the upper right corner where the arrow points.
3. The tacky side of the lifter is then carefully placed over the latent powdered image or prints. Rub the plastic sheet lightly, then lift off the powdered print. Note that the * (star) is facing you when lifting the latent print.
4. The lifted print is then covered with the hinged cover, and then protected from scratches or dirt.
The best way to cover a latent print after lifting is to place the lifter on its back (with the adhesive side facing up), then form a curl in the hinged over and "roll" on the cover.
5. The lifted print is now permanently sealed. Keep the star facing you or facing up, and the latent print is in its positive position, just as it was found on the surface.
CRIME SCENE FACTS
Hello Police Criminalistics Students:
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I do not coach or teach while the problem is being conducted. I have enough to do in organizing and running the problem. Therefore, come prepared to think on your feet, participate and problem-solve. Of course, you may talk to each other and work together as a group. That is the whole idea. I cannot entertain questions from everyone while the problem is in process. Please do not approach me with questions. I am placing former investigative process students in charge of individual stations.
Additional information will be forthcoming....
The following question was asked in class. I should have given a more detailed answer in response. I hope the following information will be helpful:
Question: Can we make-up our own preliminary and follow-up reports?
Answer: I expect that much of your reports will evolve from your creativity and imagination. That's fine. However, the basis for your reports stems from our investigation conducted at Nay Aug Park. In addition, you will find information regarding your case posted on the BlackBoard Website. Your investigation is continuing and is in the follow-up phase. Obtain the information from the information found on the website that will help build your case scenario. Look at your checklist for requirements concerning evaluation for this course. You should be working on:
1. Lab request form
2. Results form -- i.e., blood sample
3. Your preliminary report should be completed
4. Review your website for additional details
5. Now is the time to start your follow-up or supplementary report
6. You can make-up investigative statements from suspects and others
The synopsis is a brief executive summary primarily directed toward management and leadership. They simply do not have time to read the entire report.
In other words, the synopsis is a summary of the main points of the case. It is condensed and an account of the core of the investigation (in a nutshell). The synopsis supplies identifying information on the offender, victim, location, date and time of the offense. It is the who, what, why, when and where of the report. Please refer to the model I presented in class for your convenience.
If you have not started your synopsis...you are behind the learning curve. Refer to your crime scene notes and the website for case details. Stay Safe! Prof. Tom Baker